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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Fallout TV Series Comes to Amazon Prime

Popular RPG series Fallout from Bethesda is being adapted into a TV show for Amazon Prime by Westworld series creators.

With so many video game properties being greenlit for television adaptation by major networks and streaming platforms these days, it's about time that someone would finally pick up Fallout franchise license for a live-action TV series.

An official announcement came out today from Amazon Studios confirming an upcoming small-screen adaptation of Fallout by revealing a teaser trailer on official twitter account, with series creators of Westworld joining the project.

Fallout TV Series Comes to Amazon Prime
Fallout TV Series Comes to Amazon Prime

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Amazon has recently partnered up with Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy to serve as executive producers for a planned TV show based on Fallout series through Kilter Films banner, teaming up with developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks.

Director of publishing operations James Altman and executive producer Todd Howard of Bethesda are to executive producing as well. Amazon Studios can skip a pilot episode and move to main series if executives approve the script.

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First teaser footage for Fallout television series will be an exclusive title set to premiere on Amazon Prime.


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Post-apocalyptic role-playing game series Fallout has debuted back in 1997, which sets premise of an alternate history America of 22nd century following a nuclear war at late 1940s where players try to survive in a harsh wasteland.

Fallout showrunners do not have a writer assigned, nor did they reveal its cast and an official release date. Details about the show are very scarce now and we need to keep an eye on future press release to know more about said project.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Disco Elysium TV Series in Works

TV series adaptation of Disco Elysium is in works from Sonic the Hedgehog movie production company.

Bagging multiple accolades at The Game Awards 2019 including Best Independent Game, unique role-playing title Disco Elysium from developer/publisher ZA/UM is awaiting release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

According to latest reports, Disco Elysium is currently in talks to receive a TV series treatment soon. Indie studio and series creator ZA/UM will be teaming up with dj2 Entertainment, producers who worked on Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

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Disco Elysium TV Series in Works

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Aside from upcoming TV show, dj2 Entertainment has license to well-known video game series like Life is Strange, Sleeping Dogs, Vampyr and We Happy Few with further plans to work on feature film projects or making TV series adaptations.

Their only project that got greenlit so far is recent live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie, which became a blockbuster. No writer is currently attached to the project just yet as dj2 is actively looking for one to make a pitch for later in 2020.

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It will be very interesting to see how an amnesiac detective, Harrier "Harry" DuBois will be discovering his own identity as well as whatever character traits of lead protagonist from his "Thought Cabinet" would make it to the show.

Detective RPG experience of BAFTA award winner Disco Elysium heading over to small screens will be pretty exciting for fans. ZA/UM and dj2 Entertainment has yet to assign a TV network or streaming platform for broadcasting partnership.

Friday, June 5, 2020

The Last of Us TV Series Signed Chernobyl Director for Pilot Episode

Chernobyl series director Johan Renck will be directing pilot episode of HBO's upcoming The Last of Us TV show.

While a long-anticipated movie adaptation of post-apocalyptic survival horror franchise The Last of Us is planned by Sony Pictures is no longer in works, a television series has just been greenlit by HBO network back in March 2020.

Naughty Dog vice president Neil Druckmann and screenwriter Craig Mazin are already finalized for upcoming HBO show. These two will be joined by Chernobyl series director Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead) for pilot episode.

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The Last of Us TV Series Signed Chernobyl Director for Pilot Episode

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During his recent interview with Discussing Film, Johan Renck announced his involvement with The Last of Us TV show for directing its pilot. He will serve as an executive producer and hinted at working on other episodes if HBO wants him to.

Emmy Award winner Renck was recognized in 2019 for his work as Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special. Aside from his known TV show credits, he also has worked on Bates Motel and Halt and Catch Fire.

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Johan Renck has a varied background in entertainment industry, who was a musician from Sweden before becoming a director. He was also an executive producer on Chernobyl and ran the show alongside series creator Craig Mazin.

Mazin has now being put in charge of developing acclaimed 2013 Naughty Dog title The Last of Us for TV. When plans for a live-action film were scrapped for creative differences, HBO picked up its rights to turn it into a full television series.

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Renck is discussing with Druckmann and Mazin approaching TLoU characters for HBO show since Joel and Ellie are well-known to everyone. Both of them are very serious about this TV adaptation and treating source material with respect.

The Last of Us show snagging both Craig Mazin and Johan Renck from Chernobyl is great news for long-time series fans. Renck believes characters of video game are harder to adapt than the ones from book as everyone knows how they are.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Last of Us TV Series Comes to HBO

HBO has announced to develop a TV show based on Naughty Dog's iconic video game series The Last of Us.

After being in development for an anticipated film adaptation for years, a television adaptation for post-apocalyptic survival franchise The Last of Us is greenlit by HBO network at long last, in association with developer Naughty Dog.

Primetime Emmy Award winner Craig Mazin, who worked on acclaimed 2019 limited series Chernobyl based on true-life disastrous event and is currently writing script for upcoming Borderlands movie, will return to helm this project.

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The Last of Us TV Series Comes to HBO

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Mazin will be teaming up to executive-produce and write for the upcoming TV show for HBO with Naughty Dog vice president Neil Druckmann, who has served as co-director and writer for The Last of Us series of video games.

Joining them as executive producer are Naughty Dog president Evan Wells and veteran HBO producer Carolyn Strauss. This is a first project for PlayStation Productions, a film and TV group under Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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HBO officially announced the news of The Last of Us television adaptation on Twitter with a brief clip saying "Coming Soon".


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The Last of Us was launched on PlayStation 3 back in 2013 and received a remastered port for PlayStation 4 console next year. It has sold over 17 million copies on both platforms and led to a sequel that is scheduled to arrive in May 2020.

HBO series will not only to cover events from original game and there are possibilities of some additional content. Mazin reveals that he was looking forward to adapt TLoU for many years and now he even got to work with Neil as well.

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Druckmann also expressed his admiration for Craig Mazin approaches a narrative and is impressed by his understanding of The Last of Us. He believes there couldn't be a better partner than Craig and HBO for bringing TLoU to life.

Previously, film director Sam Raimi (Darkman, Spider-Man) was working on a movie adaptation of The Last of Us during early 2014 but that project eventually ended up being shelved due to his disagreement over direction with Druckmann.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Resident Evil TV Series Leaked by Netflix

Plot details for upcoming Resident Evil show was posted and removed from Netflix press-only site earlier.

Ever since report of a Resident Evil TV series arriving on popular online streaming platform Netflix was published by Deadline, fans have been clamoring for more details and a series of related new leaks have started to roll recently.

Earlier, a plot synopsis for upcoming series adaptation of Capcom's iconic survival horror franchise was uploaded to press-only site of Netflix ahead of time that has been deleted afterwards but was retrieved from internet archives.

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Resident Evil TV Series Leaked by Netflix

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A snapshot shared by Twitter user @RE_Wiki reveals primary plot outline of esteemed series from WaybackMachine. Netflix has uploaded these first details of Resident Evil show on their site shortly before removing it entirely.

Perhaps, they are not yet ready to make an official announcement and a previous report says that its pre-production will begin in April 2020. Considering that, a confirmation of some sort may come out much sooner than later.

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Tweet from @RE_Wiki reveals an outline for Resident Evil Netflix series involving Umbrella Corporation.


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Resident Evil series for Netflix will probably go exploring an origin for Umbrella's creation of deadly T-Virus. Although set 26 years after Raccoon City incident, Greenwood Asylum and town of Clearfield may hold some connection to thatcase.

Since Umbrella has gotten Washington, D.C. involved into their shady business, things are likely to get intense, maybe even political. Perhaps a modern-day occurrence will trigger events that will lead back to some deep dark secret.

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After their previous affiliation on Resident Evil movie franchise, production company Constantin Films has teamed-up with Netflix for apparent TV adaptation and they have no plans to make any canonical connection between these two.

Resident Evil Netflix series will reportedly premiere on spring 2021 but there is still no confirmation of its cast members. At this point, a solid confirmation on plot summery and more details from official sources is much required.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Resident Evil Netflix TV Series to Begin Production in June

According to latest reports, Resident Evil Netflix series adaptation will be starting production this June.

Back in 2019, Deadline reported of a brand-new Resident Evil TV series adaptation being in development for online streaming mogul Netflix, in association with the German distribution and production company Constantin Films.

After years of rumor and speculations, a project is finally going forward this year by starting pre-production in April and then begins filming in June through October for a possible 2021 world premiere, according to reports.

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Resident Evil Netflix TV Series to Begin Production in June

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A fan site named Redanian Intelligence that previously revealed information on Netflix's The Witcher show before it arrived and afterwards, has discovered a production entry for Resident Evil series as well as some key details.

Apparently, Netflix is planning for eight episode season and each of them are 60-minutes in length. This structure has become a set standard for many of their popular original shows these days and people seem to have no problem with it.

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Contrary to live-action films being shot in Canada and Mexico, production will be set in South Africa for most part. After a few months of post-production, a spring 2021 release is likely to happen if there is no need for re-shoots.

Constantin Films has previously backed RE movie franchise but they have no plans to canonically connect film adaptation to upcoming series other than basic plot concepts of nefarious Umbrella Corporation and their illegal operations.

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Another report claimed that impending show will feature and focus around daughters of renowned series antagonist Albert Wesker. However, currently there is no official announcement to confirm that claim to be true.

Original report that came out last year stated that Resident Evil Netflix series will try to put together all signature aspects of survival horror, many iconic action sequences and even Easter Eggs to appeal to legion of hardcore-fans.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Mark Hamill Wants to Play Classic Witcher Character

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill is interested to play classic Witcher character Vesemir for Netflix's The Witcher Season 2.

Despite some initial skepticism, fans have approved of the first live-action iteration of Geralt of Rivia, played by British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) following first season premiere of fantasy TV series Netflix's The Witcher.

When showrunner Lauren Hissrich was discussing traits of a classic Witcher character on Twitter, it was pointed out that Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) should play Vesemir in The Witcher Season 2.

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Mark Hamill Wants to Play Classic Witcher Character

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Vesemir is an experienced and older Witcher from 13th century, who appeared on franchise novels and games. Also, this conversation gone viral recently is from about a year ago, even before Cavill expressed his interest in playing Geralt.

Hissrich was posting a series of Tweets, breaking down each major characters of her Netflix show and there she conveyed Vesemir as "Fatherly, Wise, Sprightly an Ancient", attributes that can be well portrayed by Hamill himself.

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Noticing that conversation, Mark Hamill quickly jumped in expressing his interests to be cast for Season 2.



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Hamill is renowned for his work on both Star Wars original and sequel trilogy as Luke Skywalker as well as multiple Batman animated films as The Joker. Hopefully, he has caught on more with lore of The Witcher series by now after a year.

Season 1 features a young version of Vesemir on a single episode that is played by British actor Theo James (Underworld: Awakening, Underworld: Blood Wars), which leaves chances for the character to appear on next season.

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Estimated cost for each episode of Netflix's The Witcher is $15 million that is very much likely to increase in Season 2. Lately, online streaming-service Netflix gave an approximate $150 million budget for Michael Bay directed film 6 Underground.

Whether or not Netflix would like to hire or can afford an A-lister actor like Mark Hamill is up for debate but given how The Witcher has become one of the highest-rated Netflix shows on IMDb, there is a chance for him to join The Witcher Season 2.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Witcher 3 Steam Player Count Rise Following Netflix's The Witcher Premiere

Player count on Steam for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sees sudden increase following Netflix's The Witcher premiere.

Last week, Season 1 of highly anticipated fantasy drama TV Series The Witcher has premiered on online streaming-service Netflix, which received huge fan approval in general and a recent peak of player count for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Following debut of Netflix's The Witcher on December 20, a sudden boost of players for 2015 action role-playing game Witcher 3 is seen on popular PC gaming platform Steam over the weekend, ranking it as 14th most played game.

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Witcher 3 Steam Player Count Rise Following Netflix's The Witcher Premiere

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According to analytics site Steam Charts, there was an abrupt spike of player number amassing to 50k peak on this Monday, positioning ahead of recently released Western-themed action-adventure title Red Dead Redemption 2.

For past six months, average players count for TW3 was over 13,000 on PC and it saw a slight increase in June, reaching 18,000 after first official teaser trailer for The Witcher TV Series was released at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel.

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Considering this current peak number is coming from Steam alone and not including other available platforms like Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, this is an impressive feat for a four year old game without multiplayer component.

There was an influx of players on such scale was back in 2016 when TW3 received its second and final expansion pack Blood and Wine. By mid-2019, the game has sold over 20 million copies worldwide across all major platforms.

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Based on fantasy novels of author Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix's The Witcher TV Series casts British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) in lead role and series protagonist Geralt of Rivia, who is a monster hunter.

Cavill himself is a huge fan of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red and has read the books. Aside from having played the game several times, he finds acting as Geralt is similar to playing but in a different way.